Many non-Nexus owners are waiting to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their devices, and Samsung has been very slow until now, but according to a leaked document, its latest flagships and a few that have been released last year are scheduled to be upgraded starting from February. We don’t know if the document is genuine or someone just wants to mislead the Samsung Galaxy owners, but we will wait and see if the information will prove to be right.
The Android 6.0 update might land on Samsung’s 2015 and 214 flagships soon, according to a new leak, which offered the update schedule for the following devices: Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
Apparently, Mobipicker has received a leaked internal roadmap showing the list of Samsung devices that will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to the document, in February will be updated the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, then from February to March, the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 have been approved to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while between March and April, the update will roll out to the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Edge.
We recommend you to not take this information for granted, we can’t guarantee that this will really happen and your device will be upgraded according to the leaked document. Samsung prefers to stay mum and not give any details about its intentions to release this Android firmware to the aforementioned devices, but if the phones will really receive this update, then they will benefit from the new features such as Doze (the battery saver which closes applications running in the background without being used), Google Now on Tap, Fingerprint support, better app permissions etc.
In parallel, it seems that Samsung is beta testing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, but this version was also sent by mistake to a few Galaxy S5 devices.